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Northern Tribune – Tuesday, December 29, 1903

 

The Great Civil War – Rossie’s Part in the Struggle that Waged from ’61 to ‘65

The Vast Number of Men Sent to the Front.  Wegatchie Sent one Volunteer to Every Six of her Population.  Few Towns in the State Hold a Better Record than Rossie.  A Partial List of the Volunteers to be Extended in the Next Installment.

 

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The Town of Rossie has good reason to be proud of her record in the war of 1861-65; but few towns in this or any other state furnished more volunteers for the same population than Rossie, while the village of Wegatchie holds the championship in that direction until some other place of its size can prove the contrary.  Nearly one volunteer to every six of her population is the record.  The following list of the volunteers from the town is incomplete though the best obtainable at present.  The TRIBUNE would be grateful to any soldier or civilian who will furnish additional names of Rossie men who took part in the war of the Rebellion.  The names are arranged alphabetically and only contain, in most cases, the war record.

 

Felix Agnew was born in Canada, enlisted at Wegatchie Nov 17, 1862, Co. L., 14th Artillery; taken prisoner near Weldon R.R., Oct. 1, 1863; was in Sharon prison, then in Andersonville, where he died April 29, 1864.

 

Hiram Apple, born in Macomb Aug 12, 1846, enlisted at Rossie Nov 25th, 1836 in Co. K, 14th Artillery, was in battles of Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Petersburg and Cold Harbor, went to City Point hospital, transferred to Stowe’s hospital, discharged Aug 25, 1865.

 

Harrison Apple was born at Meriden N.Y., Dec 6, 1825, enlisted at Theresa Aug 25, 1862, in the 10th Artillery, was taken sick and discharged from Fort Meigs near Washington, Jan 24, 1863 without having been in any battle.

 

Zachariah Apple was born in Hammond June 21, 1845, enlisted at Rossie to Co. K, 14th Artillery, Nov 17, 1863, was wounded in the ankle at the battle before Petersburg Aug 19, 1864, and was discharged from Mount Pleasant hospital Nov 29, 1864.

 

Zadoc Acatin was born in Hammond Sept 4, 1837, enlisted at Redwood in August 1862 in Battery F, 10th N.Y. Heavy Artillery, served in Fort Meigs and other forts near Washington, was at the taking of Petersburg; discharged in June 1865.

 

David Backus, born at Oswegatchie Dec 9, 1837, enlisted at Ogdensburg in April 1861, in Co G, 16th Infantry, served one year with his regiment, then was detailed brigade butcher which position he held until discharged May 22, 1863.

 

Sylvester Bacon was born at Rossie June 6, 1838, enlisted at Copenhagen, Lewis county, Aug 22, 1862, and mustered a corporal in Battery M, 5th NY Artillery, served in forts around Washington; was in a hospital two months with typhoid fever, discharged June 26, 1865.

 

George Bacon, born at Rossie July 17, 1838 enlisted at Ogdensburg Aug 6, 1862 in Co B., 142nd Infantry, was with the regiment during its entire service, most of the time as company cook, colonel’s hostler, etc., discharged in June 1865.

 

Philander Bacon, born at Rossie Nov 16, 1840, enlisted at Rossie July 26, 1862, in Co. B. 142nd Infantry, was with the regiment in all its engagements until May 29, 1864, when he was wounded at the battle of Bermuda Hundred, died at Point Lookout hospital July 10, 1864.

 

B. F. Barnett, born at Plessis May 31, 1839, enlisted at Antwerp in 1863 in Co. C, 20th Cavalry, was with the company in all its movements until discharged June 22, 1865.

 

Joseph H. Barker was born in Rossie Sept 26, 1840, enlisted at Potsdam Jan 28, 1862 in Co I, 92 Infantry, served in the 92nd for nine months, when he was discharged to re-enlist in the regular service.  This was in response to orders issued by the war department that the regular artillery and cavalry regiment should be filled from the volunteer Infantry.  Mr. Barker was assigned to the 4th U.S. Light Artillery, was in the battle of Fair Oaks, Petersburg, Fort Darling and others, was discharged July 28, 1865.  Mr. Barker has followed farming since the war, was in Minnesota fifteen years, from 1867 to 1882, is now retired and living at Somerville.

 

William Barker was born at Hammond Sept 28, 1823, enlisted at Syracuse Sept 7, 1864 in Co D. 185th Infantry, discharged the 27th of the following May, 1865.

 

William Becker, born in Rossie.  Unfortunately, at the time of this writing Mr. Becker’s term of service is not known; he is now living at Somerville.

 

Phillip Blake, born in Ireland, Sept 23, 1839, enlisted at Wegatchie Nov 23, 1863, in Co. L, 14 Artillery, mustered in a sergeant, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor July 2, 1864, discharged on account of wound, Jan 27, 1865; now in Wisconsin.

 

Thomas Blake, born in Gouverneur Sept 21, 1845, enlisted at Wegatchie Nov 23, 1863, in Co. I, 14th Artillery, June 17, 1864 was wounded in the engagement before Petersburg; died at David’s Island hospital, New York Harbor, and is buried there.

 

Joseph Bolton, born at Gouverneur, March 8, 1822 enlisted at Wegatchie July 13, 1862 in Co. B, 106th Infantry, was with the regiment in all its movements, taken prisoner at the battle of Winchester, held for six weeks; he was discharged in June 1865, now lives at Wegatchie.

 

William Bolton, born at Gouverneur, Aug 2, 1837, enlisted at Wegatchie, July 13, 1862 in Co. B. 106th Infantry, sick with rheumatism and neuralgia until his discharge for disability Oct 1, 1862.

 

Eugene Bolton was born at Wegatchie, May 1, 1842, enlisted at Wegatchie in September 1861, was mustered a corporal in Co. B., 60th Infantry, was sick with fever and died Oct 30, 1862, and was buried at Wegatchie.

 

Emerson Bostwick was born at Rossie April 5, 1844, enlisted at Rossie May 2, 1861 in Co G. 16th Infantry, was at first battle of Bull Run, battle of West Point – a seven days fight – around Richmond, was promoted to corporal and color bearer at second Bull-Run, in battles of Antietam, Crompton Pass, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; he was discharged May 22, 1863.

 

John C. Boyer, born at Montreal Nov 12, 1824, enlisted at Rossie Aug 7, 1862, in Co. B, 142nd Infantry, remained with the regiment until September 1863 when he was transferred to the invalid corps; discharged Nov 10, 1863.

 

James Brown, born at Rossie July 13, 1843, enlisted at Antwerp Aug 22, 1863 in Battery D, First N.Y. Artillery, was in battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg; was in the hospital with typhoid fever about two months.

 

Archibald Brenaugh, born at Prattsville, Greene Col, Dec 23, 1831, enlisted at Rossie Aug 15, 1864, in Co. B., 20th Cavalry; no battles; discharged June 7, 1863.

 

To be continued.

 

Northern Tribune – Tuesday, January 5, 1904

 

Civil War Veterans – A Continuation of Rossie’s Soldier Honor Roll

Citizens of Rich Old Town Served in Every Branch of the Service During the War Between the States – Brief Biographies of the Soldiers and Their Military Records. 

 

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George A Bush was born at Morristown May 25 th 1840, enlisted at Hammond Aug 22, 1862, in Co B., 142nd Infantry, was with the regiment in all its engagements, wounded at the battle of Chapin’s Farm, promoted to corporal, took part in the capture of Fort Fisher, discharged June 7th, 1865.

 

Joseph Busha, born at Canada Oct 15, 1813, enlisted at Gouverneur in October 1861 in Co. I, 92 Infantry, was with the regiment in all its engagements during his term of service, discharged at the expiration of three years service.  After the war he went west, where he died.

 

William Carr was born in Clinton county May 27th, 1836, enlisted at Wegatchie Dec 14th, 1863 in Battery S, 14 Light Artillery, as musician, served all through the campaigns of the regiment, promoted to corporal, discharged Sept 6, 1865, now living at Morristown.

 

Morgan V. Collins, born Oct 26, 1842, enlisted at Ogdensburg Aug 27, 1862, he was mustered as sergeant in Co A, 106th Infantry, was wounded in the face at the battle of Lexington Aug 4, 1863, was promoted to 1st sergeant, he was badly wounded in the arm at the battle of Monocacy, Oct 1, 1864; was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, discharged June 22, 1865.

 

C. J. Comins was born in Canada in 1839, enlisted at Wegatchie Nov 23, 1863 as 1st Lieutenant Co L., 14th Artillery, was with the regiment until May 14, 1864 when he was discharged for disability, died in Somerville.

 

John Cummings was born in Canada Nov 4, 1842, enlisted at Gouverneur Aug 27, 1861, in Battery D, 1st N.Y. Artillery, was with the regiment in all its movements and battles until discharged Sept 6, 1864.

 

James Corbitt, born in Ireland May 15, 1837, enlisted at Ogdensburg in April 1862, in Co E, 11th Infantry, was doing garrison duty at Fort Independence Boston, until the battle of Antietam when he joined his regiment, was in battles of Fairfax Court House and Fredericksburg, was taken prisoner while on picket duty shortly after the battle of Fredericksburg, released on parole until finally discharged.

 

Edwin Culbertson was born at Somerville April 11, 184, enlisted at Rossie Aug 7, 1862 in Co B 142nd Infantry, was in all the battles in which his regiment took part until June 30, 1864 when he was badly wounded before Petersburg, was sent to Hampton hospital and from there transferred to McDougah hospital, Fort Schuyler, New York harbor, where he died Oct 26, 1864; he was buried at Calvery Hill near Brooklyn.  He had been promoted to sergeant when wounded.

 

Walter Culbertson was born at Rossie Feb 4, 1843, enlisted at Theresa in December 1863 in Battery K, 14th Artillery, died of measles at Staten Island hospital, April 4, 1864 was buried at Ox Bow.

 

George F. Doolittle, born in 1840 enlisted at Rossie in August 1863 in Co B, 142nd Infantry, discharged on account of ill health during first year of service and finally died of consumption.

 

Charles Dority born in Hammond in 1843 enlisted at Wegatchie Nov 23, 1863 in Co K, 14th Artillery.  He was killed by a sharp shooter near Petersburg, July 5, 1864.  He was buried where he fell; he was orderly sergeant when killed.

 

Daniel Drury was born in Vermont July 17, 1824, enlisted at Rossie Aug 13, 1862, in Co B 142nd Infantry, was in winter quarters in Washington, then to Suffolk in the spring, June 30, 1964 he was hurt by a shell near Petersburg, went to Hampton hospital, was discharged May 27, 1865, died at Rossie.

 

Ira W. Drury was born in Vermont June 23, 1828 , enlisted at Rossie May 13, 1861 in Co. D. 14th Infantry, was discharged on account of poor health Oct 16, 1861, died at Rossie.

 

Emory Drury, born in Vermont Dec 5, 1830, enlisted at Rossie Aug 6, 1862 in Co F, 142nd Infantry, went to Camp Davis, Washington, where he was taken ill with typhoid fever and died Jan 26, 1863, buried at Rome, N.Y.

 

Michael Dulack was born at Ogdensburg Aug 16, 1845, enlisted at Rossie Aug 5, 1862 in Co B, 142nd Infantry, was with the regiment in all its battles until the first battle of Chapin’s  Farm where he incurred four wounds, a serious one in the right knew, one in the left thigh, left breast and left shin; promoted to corporal; discharged Aug 29, 1865.

 

Charles Ellsworth was born at Morristown March 6, 1842, enlisted at Rossie July 12, 1862, in Co B, 142nd Infantry, mustered in as corporal April 20, 1863 promoted to Sergeant Oct 29 of the same year, was made hospital steward, discharged June 7, 1865; died in Hammond.

 

Andrew Fleming was born at Rossie Aug 13, 1842, enlisted at Antwerp in August 1862 in Co C 10th Artillery, went to Fort Baker, Washington, where he was taken with typhoid fever and died in January 1862, buried at Ox Bow.

 

Charles E. Gates was born at Pitcairn July 5, 1842, enlisted at Antwerp in July 1863 in Co. C. 20th Cavalry, was in no general engagement, occasionally in skirmishes, promoted to corporal; discharged in July 1865.

 

Robert Hall was born in Scotland Jan 30, 1832, enlisted at Rossie July 22, 1862 in Co. B. 142nd Infantry, wounded through the left hand, discharged Jan 29, 1865.

 

Henry Harland, when the war opened, was a resident of Macomb and credited to the quota of that town, he was always a resident of Rossie with the exception of three or four years and now lives at Somerville; he served through the war, most of the time as                  teamster.

 

Joseph Hayes enlisted at Rossie July 29, 1862 as 2nd Lieutenant of Co A., 142nd Infantry, promoted to 1st Lieutenant; was wounded in the heel at the battle of Drury’s Bluff, May 16, 1864, discharged because of disability.

 

George Hill was born at Wegatchie Sept 25, 1834, enlisted at Gouverneur May 6, 1861 in Co D, 10th Infantry, wounded in the right breast June 27, 1862 at the seven days fight below Richmond; discharged May 22, 1863.  Mr. Hill was postmaster at Wegatchie from 1885 to 1893, when he moved to Gouverneur.   He is now living at Massena.

 

Thomas Hill was born at Wegatchie Nov 5, 1836, enlisted at Gouverneur May 6, 1861, in Co D. 16th Infantry, wounded at Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863, died from the effects May 17, 1863, buried at Potomac Creek Hospital, Virginia.

 

Robert Hill was born at Wegatchie Oct 13, 1838, enlisted at that place Aug 12, 1862 in Co H. 196th Infantry, was with the regiment in all its battles until discharged June 22, 1865, now lives at Colton.

 

William Howard was born at Rossie, Feb 20, 1846, enlisted at Rossie Nov 25, 1863 in Co K, 14th Artillery, was in battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor and before Petersburg where he was wounded near the thigh, Aug 19, 1864.  Leg was amputated the 10th and taken to Devel’s Island Hospital, N.Y. Harbor.

 

To be continued…

 

Northern Tribune – Tuesday, January 12, 1904

 

Rossie’s Soldiers – Further List of the Town’s Veterans

Many of the Men Enlisted in the 142d Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and the Town had Representatives in Every Branch of the Service.  A Recruiting Station at Rossie Village, the Young Men from all over the Town Gathered There and Signed the Enlistment Rolls 

 

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James Hunter was born at Rossie Sept 16, 1843, enlisted at Rossie July 24, 1862 in Co B 142nd Infantry, was with the regiment until July 11, 1863 when he was detailed for service in the convalescent camp near Washington for about 8 months, then returned to the regiment and remained with it until discharged June 7, 1865.

 

William Hutton was born in Scotland, enlisted at Rossie May 15, 1861, in Co D., 16th Infantry, was mustered in as sergeant, was wounded between the eyes by a spent ball at the battle of Gaines Mils, and again to the left arm at the battle of South Mountain Sept 14, 1862.  The arm was amputated near the shoulder, from the effects of which he died.  Just before his death he received a commission as 2nd lieutenant.  He was buried at Waddington.

 

George Jepson, born at Rossie April 9, 1839, enlisted at Rossie July 28, 1862, corporal in Co B 142nd Infantry, remained with the regiment until discharged July 30, 1863, on account of disability; is now living at Hammond.

 

Eli Jepson was born in Rossie Aug 6, 1841, enlisted at Rossie Aug 6, 1862 in Co B 142nd Infantry, was with the regiment in all its engagements until the battle of Bermuda Hundred, when he was instantly killed by a ball through the head.  He was buried on the field.

 

Dexter A. Johnson was born at Boston, Mass, Jan 7, 1815; enlisted at Rossie Aug 10, 1862, commissioned captain of Co B. 142 Infantry, resigned and honorably discharged on account of physical disability Oct 24, 1863.  After the war he became quite eminent as a lawyer, was surrogate of St. Lawrence county; died in Gouverneur.

 

David Jones was born in Ireland April 16, 1814; enlisted at Redwood Aug 9, 1863 in Co. * 20th Cavalry, served with the regiment through its term of service, was in no battles; discharged in July 1865.

 

William H. Kenyon, born Feb 21, 1829, enlisted at Rossie, Aug 7, 1862, in Co B., 142nd Infantry, was in all the battles in which his regiment took part, until killed at the battle of Bermuda Hundred.  He was buried where he fell. 

 

Barzie Kenyon, a brother of the above, enlisted at Wegatchie, and served through the war.  After the war he moved west.

 

Oliver King was born at Rossie in 1841, enlisted at Rossie Aug 6, 1862, in Co B 142 Infantry, was in the battles of Drury’s Bluff, Swift Creek, and was instantly killed at the battle of Bermuda Hundred by a bullet through the left breast May 20, 1864 and was buried on the field.  He had been promoted to corporal.

 

David King was born at Rossie Dec 10, 1842, enlisted at Rossie Sept 2, 1862 in Co B. 142nd Infantry, was in battles of Drury’s Bluff, Bermuda Hundred, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Mine Explosion July 30, 1864, Chapin’s Farm Oct 7th, discharged June 9, 1865.

 

Peter Klock enlisted at Rossie Sept 3, 1864 in Co C. 20 Cavalry, was in no general engagement, sometimes in a skirmish, generally no picket duty; discharged July 1, 1865.

 

Webster B. Leonard, born in Fowler Dec 5, 1834, enlisted at Columbus O, Sept 9, 1861, in the 6th U.S. Cavalry.  After a short service in camp east of the capitol at Washington he went into active service; was in the advance on Manassas the 10th of Marc, was also in the advance in the Pennsylvania campaign, taken sick and sent to the hospital at Yorktown July 23, ’62, transferred to Portsmouth Grove hospital, R.I., from which place he was discharged for disability Dec 6, 1862.  He had been promoted to corporal when discharged.  After the war he went into business at Rossie, where he now lives.

 

George C. Lockie was born at Wegatchie May 27, 1843, enlisted at Wegatchie Aug 12, 1862 in Co B. 106 Infantry, served with the regiment until taken with fever in the spring of 1863 from which he died May 22, 1863; buried at Grafton Va.

 

Elliott Lynde was born at Antwerp Jan 3, 1832, enlisted at Antwerp Aug 20, 1862, in Battery C. 10 h. Art, taken sick with lumbago and discharged Dec 27, 1862.

 

John Marshall was born at Spragueville and was one of the first to enlist form the town of Rossie at the outbreak of the war.  He enlisted for two years in the 16th infantry at Gouverneur, where he was employed as a printer; served with the regiment in all its campaigns until discharged at the end of his term of service; died of consumption in November 1866; was buried at Spragueville.

 

David McFalls was born at Morristown in January 1822, enlisted as surgeon in the 142nd infantry at Rossie August 25, 1862.  He was an exceptionally efficient surgeon as shown by the fact of his appointment to the very responsible position of medical purveyor of the Andersonville prisoners of war at Wilmington N.C.  He was discharged at the close of the war in June 1865.  A further account of Dr. McFalls appeared in the list of supervisors of Rossie.

 

George Mitchell was born at Ox Bow Feb 5, 1843, enlisted at Theresa Nov 27, 1863 in Battery K, 14th Artillery, was wounded in the attack on Petersburg, Va, June 17, 1864, which disabled him from further service; discharged June 24, 1864.  He is now a resident of Ox Bow.

 

William Moore, alias John Wilson, was born in Ireland Nov 19, 1844, enlisted at Oswego Nov 10, 1861 in Co. A, 81st Infantry, re-enlisted at Northwest-White House-Landing, Va at the close of his first term of service.  He was in the Peninsular campaign, the Seven Days’ fight around Richmond, was wounded at the battle of Seven Pines, fought at Cold Harbor, was wounded July 30, 1864 near Petersburg, discharged July 14, 1865.

 

James Murphy was born at Rossie Oct 23, 1833, enlisted at Rossie May 15, 1861, in Co G. 10 Infantry, was at the first battle of Bull Run, was in Mansion House hospital with inflammation of the eyes after recovering returned to duty, when he was taken ill with typhoid fever, sent to Princess Street hospital, Alexandria, and discharged Dec 27, 1863; no lives at Gouverneur.

 

Alexander Nelson was born at Rossie Feb 29, 1840; enlisted at Rossie Aug 4, 1862 in Co. B. 142nd Infantry; was at battles of Bermuda Hundred, Front of Petersburg, Chapins Farm and Darby Town Road and first and second expeditions against Fort Fisher; discharged June 7, 1865; now lives at Rossie.

 

Joseph Nelson was born at Rossie from which place he enlisted Aug 7, 1862 in Co B. 142 Infantry, was wounded at the battle of Bermuda Hundred through the right side May 30, 1864; returned to duty in October, was in both expeditions against Fort Fisher; discharged June 7, 1865.

 

James O’Connell was born at Rossie Nov 12, 1846, enlisted at Rossie Aug 2, 1862, in Co B. 142nd infantry, was with the regiment through all its battles, Cold Harbor, Bermuda Hundred, Drury’s Bluff, Chapin’s Farm, Fort Fisher, etc.; promoted to corporal in December 1864; discharged June 29, 1865.

 

To be continued….

 

Northern Tribune – Tuesday, January 19, 1904

 

More War Veterans – List of Rossie’s Soldiers in Civil War Completed

The History of Rossie, which Has Extended Through the Issues of the Tribune for the Past Seven Months Concludes with the Present Installment.  The Author Extends Thanks for Assistance Given Him in the Completion of the Work 

 

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James B. Ormsbee was born at Wilma, Jefferson county, Aug 16, 1828, enlisted at Macomb, July 30, 1962 in Co. A 142 Infantry, was with the regiment through all its engagements, battles and skirmishes; was discharged June 7, 1865.  Died at Rossie.

 

Benjamin Parmeter was born at Oneida county N.Y., enlisted at Rossie Aug 11, 1862 in Co B. 142 Infantry, was killed at the battle of Bermuda Hundred May 20, 1864; buried where he fell.

 

James H. Parmeter was born in Oneida county N.Y. April 5, 1837, enlisted at Rossie Aug 11, 1862 in Co B 142 Infantry, was sick from the time he went to the front, was finally discharged from Mount Pleasant hospital April 25, 1863.

 

John W. Parmeter was born in Oneida county, N.Y., July 20, 1840, enlisted at Rossie Aug 11, 1862 and discharged from hospital at Fortress Monroe Sept 14, 1863 owing to poor health.  He was in Co. B. 142 Infantry.

 

Andrew H. Patten was born at Gouverneur Aug 11, 1835; enlisted at Rossie Aug 4, 1862 in Co B 142 Infantry.  He was with the regiment in all its movements until July 12, 1863, when he was injured in a railroad collision near Washington when the troops were on their way to Gettysburg; went to Armory Square hospital at Washington where he remained until discharged Aug 1863.

 

Thomas Patten was born in Scotland, Feb 15, 1827, enlisted at Rossie Aug 3, 1862 in Co B 142 Infantry, went to Washington owing to poor health he saw but little service, had typhoid fever and then jaundice from which he was suffering when discharged from Fairfax Seminary hospital April 17, 1863.  He died at Natural Dam.

 

Peter Patterson was born at Rossie Aug 15, 1844, enlisted at Rossie Aug 6, 1862, a corporal in Co B 142 Infantry, served with the regiment until he was taken sick with diarrhea; was discharged on account of the disease in January 1865, and died June 27 of the same year; was buried at Rossie.

 

Christopher Peeler was born at Pamelia, Jefferson County, Nov 26, 1843, enlisted at Rossie Aug 11, 1862, in Co B 142 Infantry, was at the siege of Charlestown under Dr. Gilmoure; while on the way to join the army of the Potomac he was taken down with measles from which he died April 1, 1864; was buried at Manchester Point, Va.

 

Hiram L. Perkins was born in Canada Aug 13, 1830, enlisted at Philadelphia in August 1862 in Battery C 10 Artillery.  For the first eighteen months he was in forts at Washington, then he was under Butler about Petersburg and with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley.  During his three years service he only lost two weeks, was discharged June 26, 1865.

 

Charles Reed was born at Lowville Sept 30, 1820, enlisted at Rossie July 26, 1862, was with the regiment in all its movements until injured in a railroad collision; sent to Hampton hospital, rejoined the regiment in November 1863; was in battles of Bermuda Hundred, Fort Fisher, etc.  Discharged May 29, 1865.

 

Ford Reed was born in Port Leydon Jan 17, 1824, enlisted at Rossie for one year Sept 3, 1864, in Troop C 30 Cavalry; was in no battles, mostly picket duty about Richmond; was discharged May 30, 1865.

 

Robert Robb was born at Hammond June 25, 1842 enlisted at Rossie July 29, 1862, in Co B. 142 Infantry, was in service thirteen months and was discharged from Fairfax Seminary hospital on account of ill health Aug 15, 1863.

 

Walter Robb was born at Hammond July 9, 1838, enlisted at Theresa July 16, 1863 in Co C 30 Cavalry, a sergeant, was with the troop in all its movements, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant; discharged in July 1865.

 

William Robb was born in Hammond Aug 9, 1836, enlisted at Rossie for one year, Sept 3, 1864 in Troop C 30 Cavalry, was in Washington and Portsmouth doing picket duty most of the time; discharged June 7, 1865.

 

Gardner H. Robinson was born at Morristown Nov 18, 1835. enlisted at Rossie, Aug 14. 1862 in Co B. 142 Infantry, was at Alexandria through the first winter, then went to South Carolina, was in the battles before Petersburg, Bermuda Hundred, wounded in the shoulder before Richmond by a shell, was at the capture of Fort Fisher, etc.  Discharged July 29, 1865.

 

Francis Robinson was born at Rossie January 14, 1837, enlisted at Rossie Oct 8, 1861 in Co G. 16 Infantry.  He served less than eight months when he was discharged on account of poor health, May 31, 1862.

 

Martin Russell was born at Rossie Nov 7, 1840, enlisted at Macomb Sept 10, 1861 in Co H 60 Infantry, served four years and was in all the battles of the regiment except Gettysburg; was discharged a corporal, July 20, 1865.

 

Michael Sheridan was born in Ireland, enlisted at Rossie in September 1861 in the 61 infantry served his first three years then re-enlisted, serving until the close of the war; was in all the battles of the regiment and with Sherman on the famous “March to the Sea”.  Discharged July 20, 1865.

 

Theodore Shepard was born at Wegatchie Nov 6, 1839, enlisted at Malone July 14, 1863 in Co C 97 Infantry, was with the regiment in all its movements and battles until discharged at the close of the war Aug 5, 1865.  Mr. Shepard is a blacksmith now doing business at Wegatchie.

 

William Seaver enlisted at Rossie Aug 7, 1862 is Co B 142 Infantry, was killed at the battle of Bermuda Hundred May 20, 1864, was buried on the battle field.

 

B. Wright Simons, born at Rossie Jan 18, 1842, enlisted at Rossie Aug 2, 1862 in Co B. 142 Infantry was in battles of John’s Island, S. C., Drury’s Bluff, Bermuda Hundred, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Mine Explosion July 30, 1864, Chapin’s Farm Sept 29th and Oct 7th, Darry Town Road and Fort Fisher, both first and second; discharged June 7, 1865.

 

Thomas Storrin was born in Scotland Sept 15, 1836, enlisted at Sacket’s Harbor August 20, 1862, in Battery C 10 Artillery.  He served in the forts around Washington for the first eighteen months, after which he was with his regiment in all its movements until the close of the war.  Was discharged June 23, 1865.

 

Thomas C. Tutt was born at Rossie July 5, 1841, enlisted at Theresa July 16, 1863, in Troop C 20 Cavalry, went to Norfolk Va where he was taken with typhoid fever and after an illness of seven days at the Regimental hospital at Great Bridge he died June 18, 1864.  He had been promoted to corporal when he died.  He was buried at OxBow.

 

George W. Loney was born at Oxford Mass, Mass Aug 22, 1842, enlisted at Carthage Oct 11, 1861 in Battery H 2 Artillery, was with McClellan in the Seven Days fight around Richmond and in forts around Washington.  Discharged from Fort Haggerty, D.C., Oct 23, 1864.

 

John W. Loney was born at Oxford, Mass, Sept 3, 1844, enlisted at Carthage Oct 11, 1861 in Battery H 2 Artillery, was in Seven Day’s fight around Richmond and was taken prisoner on July 28, 1864 near Richmond on the north side of the James river, was never heard from after and it is supposed that he died in Andersonville prison.

 

Crogdon M. Turnbull  was born at Wegatchie in 1845, enlisted at Wegatchie Nov 23, 1862 in Co L 14 Artillery, served nearly two years in the 60th, re-enlisted in the 14th at the close of his first term of enlistment, promoted to sergeant, discharged Sept 6, 1865.

 

Maurice Vaugh was born in Ireland July 19, 1838, enlisted for two years in the 35 Infantry was wounded at the second battle of Bull Run in the left arm, was discharged June 11, 1863, re-enlisted at Copenhagen, Lewis Co., July 10, 1863, in Co. M. 20 Cavalry, was taken prisoner at Smithfield, Va., was transferred through four prisons, Libby, Andersonville one year, Savannah, and New Albany where he remained fifteen months, was paroled April 1, 1865, and discharged June 22, 1865.

 

Curtis Wait was born at Oswego Oct 26, 1828, enlisted at Rossie Sept 2, 1864, in Co C 20 Cavalry.  Most of his term of service was spent in picket duty around Richmond; he was in some skirmishes but no battles; discharged June 7, 1865.

 

Thomas Walker was born in Ireland in 1838, enlisted at Antwerp Aug 21, 1862, in Battery C 10 Artillery, remained 20 months in the defenses around Washington, was through the campaign of General Grant from Rapidan to Cold Harbor, then to Petersburg; was with General Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, promoted to corporal during his first year of service; discharged June 23, 1865.

 

James A. Warner was born at Theresa Jan 14, 1841, enlisted at Antwerp in Battery D 1st Artillery was in battles of Gettysburg, Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Petersboro, Weldon Railroad, Hatches Run, Appomattox and Court House; discharged May 30, 1865.

 

Henry Washburn was born at North Hudson Nov 17, 1839, enlisted at Rossie for two years in April 1861, in Co G 10 Infantry, was in the first battle of Bull Run, battle of West Point, Va., through the Seven Day’s fight around Richmond, the second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; discharged May 22, 1863.

 

George Watson was born in Macomb Jan 23, 1843, enlisted at Rossie in August 1862 in Co B 142 Infantry, was with the regiment in all its engagements until June 1864 when he was shot on the line of entrenchments in front of Petersburg by a rebel picket. 

 

Osma Watson was born at Amsterdam Jan 7, 1818, enlisted at Hammond Dec 20, 1863, served with the 10th, 18th and 24th corps of the army of the Potomac, was in Grant’s campaign from the Rapidan to Richmond, was in the battles in which the above corps took part; discharged Aug 28, 1865.

 

James Wilson was born in Canada March 1, 1836, enlisted at Rossie Aug 14, ’62 in Co B 142 Infantry, was with the regiment in all its battles until May ’64 when he was wounded in the hand at the battle of Bermuda Hundred, went to Point Lookout hospital and was discharged under general orders in June ’65; had been promoted to sergeant.

 

Samuel Wilson was born in Canada in 1844 and enlisted in Sacket’s Harbor Dec 5, 1862 in Co C 94 Infantry, was with the army of the Potomac through all its campaigns, taken prisoner at Gettysburg July first, released the sixth, again captured in August ’64; was in Libby, Belle Isle and Saulsbury prisons; released Feb 28, ’65; discharged May first, ’65. 

 

There was another soldier of another war furnished by Rossie.  Andrew Richardson was one of the “Patriots” captured by the British at the famous battle of the Windmill near Ogdensburg in ’38.  He was captured November tenth and taken to Brockville, the trial of the prisoners commenced the nineteenth; Richardson was pardoned on account of his youth.

 

Our History of Rossie concludes with this issue.  To name all who have helped the writer in getting material would make too long a list, but he is especially indebted to D. W. Church and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur O**** for valuable documents loaned him; to Mr. Robb, town clerk of Rossie, for material aid in a search of the town records; to Webster W. Leonard for a history of the Presbyterian Church; to Father Crowley for a history of the Catholic church; to Rev. Townsend, secretary of the Northern New York Conference for the valuable list of pastors of the Methodist church in the town , and many others who have been ready to do everything possible to aid in the work.

 

The writer has received much new matter too late to go in its proper place and his attention has been called to some errors.  It is his intention to re-write the entire history, correcting errors and using the new material at hand as well as more that he may be able to get, and would ask anyone who has authentic information relative to Rossie, especially the early settlers, to communicate with him.

 

The End.